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Published onMay 20, 2021

What does my Marketplace health plan cover?

All private health plans offered in the Marketplace must cover these 10 essential health benefits regardless of the plan category and type. (Note: These are the minimum requirements for all Marketplace plans. Specific services covered in each broad benefit category can vary based on your state's requirements.)

Published onApril 1, 2021

New, lower costs on Marketplace coverage available now

You may be eligible for more savings and lower costs on Marketplace health insurance due to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 — even if you weren’t before! Health insurance
premiums
after these new savings will go down.
You have through August 15, 2021 to enroll in or change 2021 health coverage through the new Special Enrollment Period for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Published onMarch 11, 2021

Enroll by August 15 for 2021 health insurance

You have through August 15 to enroll in or change your Health Insurance Marketplace® plan with a
Special Enrollment Period
due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.

Published onFebruary 12, 2021

It's tax season: Have Form 1095-A?

If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2020, you should have received Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement, by mail from the Marketplace (not the IRS). After confirming that it’s accurate, be sure to store it with important tax information, like W-2 forms and other records, so that you can easily find it when you’re ready to file.